Wine Tasting at Home
As you can tell from the photo below we again couldn’t decide on red or white wine on a night last weekend so we opened one of each. Tara choose the Gray Monk Pinot Auxerrois and I choose a Solstice Reserve from Arrowleaf. We’ve toured both wineries in the past year. You can view previous blogs about Gray Monk here and Arrowleaf here.
Gray Monk Pinot Auxerrois
The Pinot Auxerrois grapes are primarily grown in Gray Monk’s own vineyards. Lemon yellow in colour, this wine had a fruity aroma with a bit of acid in the taste but there were plenty of fruit flavours like peaches. The wine was excellent as a sipper but went well with Salmon. At $16.99 we think this wine represented excellent value and we will be purchasing it again.
Arrowleaf Solstice Reserve
The Solstice is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Zweigelt grapes from the central Okanagan. It is aged in both French and American oak barrels for 15 months. There are strong smells of dark fruit like cherries. The taste offered more of the fruit but also had a hint of vanilla and chocolate. The wine would pair well with a red meat. It is pretty hearty on it’s own. At $25.00 it is the mid price range for wines we buy and would likely try others before going back to this one.
Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is their 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 5 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries.